Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Coding It Forward Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Adaptive Training Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Belle Air Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,003
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bright Sky Ministry N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Thistle Farms Inc N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 787,616

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Voces de la Frontera N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Peace Education Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Camaldolese Hermits of America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Braven Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
No Means No Worldwide N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Scripted, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Spark Microgrants N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 5,866,170

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation NJ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California CA Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EarthEnable MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
GirlVentures CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 153,295

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Coding It Forward Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Adaptive Training Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Cancer CAREpoint United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Belle Air Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,003
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bright Sky Ministry United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gilroy Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 787,616

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13110 records found.